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Today's News

  • Morning wreck shuts down Catawba River bridge

    Emergency crews have been working the scene of a logging truck accident on the Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5) bridge over the Catawba River.
    The accident happened about 9:11 a.m Friday, Aug. 28, when a logging truck and Honda vehicle collided head-on, said Lancaster County Fire Rescue Deputy Director Darren Player. One person from the Honda was flown to an area hospital.
    The accident closed both lanes bringing traffic to a standstill for about two hours Friday morning. Emergency officials reopened one of the lanes about 11:10 a.m.

  • Sheriff warns of jury phone scam

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Investigators are warning residents this week about a scam designed to scare people into handing over money to a stranger on the phone.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received its first report about the scam on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from a woman who said she received a call from an unknown man about 1 p.m. that day, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

    The woman said her caller ID showed the number as (866) 852-0766, originating from Manning.

  • Finally Friday is final day for Hasty

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    The dry erase boards inside the doorway of the City of Lancaster’s Events and Promotions/Risk Management office on Arch Street across from city hall are almost full.

    Handwritten are notes on the upcoming Boo Fun Fest, the scarecrow contest, Finally Friday and Christmas in the City, as well as the downtown Christmas and MLK parades, which are written from one end to the other.

  • Stop and go

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternew.com

    Both the Lancaster Police

    Department and Lancaster County School District are going through daily rounds of heartburn and headaches right now when it comes to the bumper-to-bumper traffic most afternoons near North Elementary School.

    It’s easy to determine the origin of the weekday traffic snarls.

    A large volume of car riders at the Roddey Drive school and the barricaded rear parking lot at the now-closed shopping center are the major contributors.

  • 4th annual Habitat for Humanity BBB event has new venue

    Nita Brown

    Habitat for Humanity

    of Lancaster County

    The fourth annual Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building (BBB) fundraiser, set for Saturday, Aug. 29, will bring a few changes.

    The afternoon/evening festival for the local Habitat for Humanity, combines two local favorites – bluegrass music and good South Carolina barbecue.

  • MADD names county sheriff ‘hero’

    Coalition for Healthy Youth

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile was recently named a South Carolina MADD Hero by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

    Faile’s recognition was attributed to Lancaster County’s commitment to reducing DUI and underage drinking, said Steven Burritt, MADD state director.

    For four days, 100 Lancaster County deputies participated in a training related to alcohol enforcement and underage party dispersal strategies.

  • The truth of consequences

    Is it possible for people to be smart and foolish, educated and unwise? The elected leaders of America, our judges and our progressive ideology seem to say yes. When one studies the ideology of the political progressive left I would say yes.

  • Jimmy Carter – a life of virtue

    It was announced recently that Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don’t know what will happen, or if it will cut short his life, though I’m not sure “cut short” applies to a man that is 90 years old.

    The one thing I do know is Carter will deal with his illness just as he has lived – with courage, determination, good humor and faith.

  • Limited Late Models set for Saturday night return

    The Limited Late Models, a fan favorite, return to highlight action Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Lancaster Super Speedway.
    To date in the Limited Late Models, the “Rock Hill Bad Boy,” Ben Watkins, has posted two wins, while track veteran Timbo Mangum has one victory.
    The Limited Late Model Division has been providing great car counts during the 2015 racing season at LSS.

  • Sowell captures Kershaw crown

    Andrew Jackson High School golf star Logan Sowell captured the Kershaw Golf Club championship, prevailing in a one-hole playoff on Sunday, Aug. 16.
    Sowell and Jerry Pardue were tied at 135 after 36 holes in the Kershaw Golf Club championship to force a playoff.
    Sowell parred No. 1 to take the one-shot win for the title.
    The battle for the Kershaw title was tight as Pardue, a former KGC champion, held a one-shot lead after the opening 18 holes.
    Pardue carded a 68, while Sowell posted a 69.